quote:Originally posted by herbs: Froop - when you say you went out to collect 'fallen limbs', were they from a previous accident in your 'yard'? I think maybe you should stay indoors from now on.
Yes, I think staying inside for a while will be an exceptionally good idea (though it doesn't look like I will have much choice in the matter, at least in the near term). The limb I was after had broken from the December ice storm, and was dangling precariously on another limb. My goal was to dislodge it before it fell on anyone (it was dangling above my daughter's swingset).
So, it's back to the doctor this afternoon. They found a fracture when re-reading my catscan results so I'm not sure what that means for recovery time and such.
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So, it turns out that the fall did in fact do some damage. I just found out that I'm the proud new owner of three broken vertebrae, though they're going back and forth between calling them 'hairline fractures' and 'compression fractures' - the latter sounding a bit more serious. I now have to wait for a consult with the orthpaedist and don't have any idea what i can or canLt do until then - or what's going to happen next. The doctor I saw today seemed to think surgery was likely to cement the pieces of my spine back together.
Can I just go back to what they originally told me at hospital, that it was no big deal and i'd just be a bit sore for a few days?
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quote:Originally posted by H1ppychick: Yowser. Best wishes to froopy and also to rooster who's lumbered with looking after the inconsiderate, clumsy oaf
thank you Hippy for thinking of me - it's like I have three children now (but at least I only have two asses I need to wipe).
froopy was lucky enough to get his sinus infection diagnosed by this CT scan, and also he knows he doesn't have cancer. I'm trying to think how I can get myself one of those nifty full-body workups covered by insurance too.
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I'm just wearing a pair of black jockey style pants. Calm down lads! I'm taken
I was so close to finding the truth!
I don't think I'll be having lunch today. I had a large breakfast of this dorset cereal shit that seems to have infiltrated the house. I'll probably have some food around 4.30, make sure I've got something to power me at the gym. I don't know what that food will be though. Maybe pasta. I wish you could get wholemeal pasta around here. You can't. Hey! I'll get some jerk chicken + rice. That's a good meal. Not too unhealthy either.
I've got nothing left, you know. They've stolen everything from me. My memories. My identity. My future.
Last film I watched was Crank, which I saw last night, and thoroughly enjoyed. Very usual tone, but a great deal of fun. I might even have to watch the second one.
There's nothing left for me here but sorrow. Sorrow and regret
Haven't really listened to any music or picked up any albums this week. I've had the The Lonely Island album on repeat in my mind.
Curse this damned wasteland! Oh God... Oh God...
Overall, it's been a very uneventful week. Work has been alright, and I can't really remember the evenings. Played a bit of xbox. That's it really. I don't know. Feel a bit bored, frustrated.
Excuse me, sorry, but I'm too small to reach... yes... yes, could you pass it to...ah, thanks! Thank you!
Nothing planned for the weekend. Nothing at all. Will probably loiter in the cinema. I also want to get to Argos to buy some weights and a food mixer. That's how my life is. That's how it goes.
Can you open the door for me? Sir, can you open door? Sir?
playing Grand Theft Auto IV, late to the party on this one, just read a bit of the GTA IV thread and it reminded me how hyped this was. So far I'm a little unimpressed, I've only done about 11% of the story though so I'm giving it more time. I've played saints row 2 before this and it's certainly better graphically... what's the payoff though? I'm earning money for doing jobs, so do I get to get a nice place to live and decent clothes, and a really nice car etc?
general Been illin' for the last few days with some stomach bullshit. Feeling better today though. Followers of my twitter feed will know that I managed to drop a BT450 verve handset into the bath and after leaving it in there for 10 seconds whilst wondering if I should touch it because it's electrical and it's in water etc, I did fish it out and claimed that it was still working. It stopped working shortly afterwards.
watching Just television off the sky+: The apprentice, Horne and Corden (Final show, slightly better than when started), Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle. Also watched an entire hour of that drama about a choir, this is because I was ill.
reading Again, because I was ill and weak I picked up a Tony Parsons book Man and Wife and read it all the way through despite hating every overly sentimental crappy piece of sentimental wanky crappy word that he wrote. Amazed that he is massively bestselling, just goes to show what you can get away with by plugging into that chick-lit market.
eating Not so much this week, in three days I consumed: a cherry bakewell, 2 custard creams, a bowl of cereal, some cucumber, some chocolate, a banana. However I have just eaten a pitta bread with tomatoes and cucumber and coleslaw, which was pretty good eating. However just reminded me of how important it is to be loved and to love and to show love to the ones you love and who love you and never ever take that for granted because in a moment it can disappear and you'll regret it for the rest of your life.
Wearing Navy blue t-shirt with a Union flag on the front, blue 'Fat Face' jeans, work pass, glittery purple and white shelltoes
Watching This weekend? F1 and snooker
Playing I got Afro Samurai the other day but haven't played it yet. Meaning to fit that in at some point.
Eating Peanut butter sandwich and an apple for lunch today. In a rare break from routine, today's apple will be a Braeburn.
Listening Does it Offend you Yeah? and Junkie XL are currently topping my iPod playlist
Weekend Pretty much just snooker and F1 all weekend. I'm going out for a drink tonight with some of Reema's ex-workmates which to be honest I'm not really looking forward to because I only vaguely know a couple of them. So I'll just stand there awkwardly till I get drunk enough to unashamedly make a twat of myself. They're all people for whom I provide IT support too so I can really look forward to some seriously awkward times on Monday. I'm also going to spend a bit more time on my much-neglected guitar this weekend (though I did learn Jessica by the Allman Brothers the othed day, which pleased me no end)
Today I am wearing some black jeans which are perilously close to giving way at the arse because I cycle in them too much. I mean really hanging on by a thread, and I only noticed just now…
**Tune in for live updates on how the situation progresses throughout the day!**
Weekend: Pub tonight. Get drunk and make fool of self. Saturday…go and buy several pears of army surplus combats for cycling, and some new jeans. Go and see The Levellers. Sunday…loaf about regretting making fool of self, go and see 65 Days of Static.
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quote:Originally posted by Ringo: Junkie XL are currently topping my iPod playlist
Hey I used to love Junkie Xl. I mean. I still love the albums I bought back in the nineties, but it hadn't really occurred to me that he's still around. Is he any good? Dino Cazares from Fear Factory used to do the guitar parts on his albums, and he did a cool remix of one of their songs on Remanufacture. At least. I thought it was cool, when I was 20.
Kinda yeah. He mostly does tracks for computer game soundtracks these days and is actually published by a label part owned by EA. The album I've been listening to (Booming Back at You) is pretty decent, but I think it feels more like a collection of tracks intended to be used in computer games than a proper, cohesive album. Althoguh only released last year, it also sounds slightly dated, and you'd probably guess at an early noughties sort of release date just from hearing it. It's a collection of fairly sample-heavy big beat and house tracks, which are successful in varying measures. There's a fairly unashamedly poptastic cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees' Cities in dust which is pretty good fun.
Overall pretty decent but nothing to get too excited about. On balance I'd still rather sit down and listen to something like Big Sounds of the Drags
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I saw said Junkie support the Prodigy a few years back here in the 'dam. Also props for mentioning remanufacture Thorn - class album is that!
Wearing Not much. Still waiting for flatmate to get herself up so I can access my clothes.
Listening to Been on a bit of a Wolfmother and Therapy? trip of late. New Wolfmother album coming out soon! Also looking forward to iminent Green Day release - hurrah!
WatchingWonder Showzen which is hilarious, sick, disgusting and vile. Loving it.
Weekend Unsure, though it will be my last one (I hope ever) of being an unemployed man. Football tomorrow (West Ham vs Chelsea) with good mate, the rest will be I suppose what flatmate wants to do, if she wants to do anything that is. Also starting work on DVD of memories of my mate who died for all his pals far and wide.
Eating Just contemplating that - could be a bowl of special K and a yoghurt, but could also be Ham or Roast beef on brown with English Mustard. Latter sounds more tempting just now.
Life Sun is shining, new job starts next week, off to Hamburg in a month, Financial concerns seriously alleviated, oh and someone offered me the choice of any camera lens I wanted that he has knocking around for downloading some naughty software for him yesterday. Only 5 out of 10 mind, 5 lost for other reasons I'd rather not divulge on here just now, just in case.
Just adding my comments regarding JXL aka Tom Holkenborg. Class act that guy. Got Elvis to number 1 after he was dead. Videos weirdly tacked onto the Drilling A Vein video series on Roadrunner. Back when I had two working ears I use to listen to Saturday Teenage Kick and Big Sounds...... all the time. I was into quite a lot of metal at the time but there was something about his big beat guitar combos that were simply awesome.
lol, good one! It's busy here today! By the way, if anyone's in London bridge this afternoon, there's a hippy parade marching through giving out flowers and hugs for everyone. I might get down there and pick up a few free ones myself. And fuck a trifle
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quote: One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was only one.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord;
"You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has been only one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?"
The Lord replied "The years when you saw only one set of footprints was when I was fucking flying! For I am Jesus and I'm bloody magic! In your face you massive loser!"
Plus, I am now sitting in the garden, listening to Death By Sexy and drinking Scrumpy Jack. Cold, cold, cooooold Scrumpy Jack.
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quote:Originally posted by Black Mask: Plus, I am now sitting in the garden, listening to Death By Sexy and drinking Scrumpy Jack. Cold, cold, cooooold Scrumpy Jack.
I'm still trying to decide if the lead singer of EoDM's voice is annoying or not. Very good tunes, but his shrieking does irritate me slightly.
I have just been into a wonderfully sunny Amsterdam accompanied by the lovely Brody Armstrong and the Distillers on the iPod, and think I shall be returning there shortly for the accompaniment of some adult fizzy pop. Probably accompanied by more Distillers. Who incidentally Rock, in case you didn't know.
Sorry. I imagine they're very cool if you're an American college student; even moreso if you'd desperately like to be. But I'm 31 now, and the only people over 25 who listen to that kind of thing are balding men who slither round indie trying to cop off with a nineteen year old. It's so fucking vogueish it may as well come pre-loaded on a pastel coloured piece of tat from Apple and sewn into the wasteband of a villainously expensive pair of already-distressed denim trousers.
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